March 14, 2012
There are only a few days left until St. Patrick’s Day. Do you have any plans to celebrate the holiday? I know many people go all out, and dress up in green and gold from head to toe. In case you are looking to dress up your shoes for St. Patrick’s Day, try this craft project created by Kindra Boroff. These shoes are awesome! They were created with FolkArt paints, and Mod Podge. Aren’t they are so festive? This is a beginner level craft, that will take an hour or more to complete. Now you may not be able to wear these that much throughout the year, but on St. Patrick’s Day you will sure standout of the crowd. Below you will find the supplies needed to make this project, along with the instructions. Enjoy!
FolkArt Acrylic Paint: #901 Wicker White, #526 Soft Apple, #2552 Citrus Green
Mod Podge: #CS11218 8oz Fabric Mod Podge
White canvas shoes, 6/8” Emerald Satin Ribbon, Shamrock fabric, Permanent fabric glue, Small green rhinestones, Masking tape, Scissors, #2 script liner, and a 5/8” angle brush.
- Paint the heel and tongue of the show with Citrus Green.
- Paint the toe of the shoe with Soft Apple.
- Using the end of a paint brush handle add dots on the heel and tongue with Wicker White.
- Tape off stripes on the side of the shoes and paint Citrus Green stripes.
- Cut the shamrocks from the fabric and adhere to the toe with Mod Podge. When dry apply a top coat.
- Using the fabric glue attach the small rhinestones to the shoe seams as shown.
- Lace the shoes with the Emerald satin ribbon.
March 5, 2012
It is less than two weeks until St. Patrick’s Day. Time is winding down to create some festive crafts. Luckily we here at Plaid, can give you some inspiration. These cute shamrock garden stakes bring new meaning to having a “green thumb”. Whip-up a batch to sprinkle through your garden for St. Patrick’s Day or tuck one into a pot of clover for a sweet gift. This creative St. Patrick’s Day craft was created by, Laura Bray. This is a beginner skill level craft, that will take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. See all the supplies you will need for this project, along with the instructions.
FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2796 Hologram, FolkArt Paint-429 Winter White, Mod Podge-Outdoor
3” x 4” wood shamrock blocks, Wood dowels (3/16” in diameter), Green and white scrapbook papers, Flower-shaped acrylic crystals, craft/wood glue, Black & white gingham ribbon
- My shamrock shapes came painted, but if you purchase unpainted shamrocks, apply FolkArt paint in a shade of green to your block. Allow paint to dry.
- Apply two coats of Extreme Glitter in Hologram to the shamrocks. Set aside to dry.
- Using FolkArt paint in Winter White, paint wood dowels. Set aside to dry.
- Cut shamrock shapes, measuring smaller than your wood shamrock blocks, from scrapbook paper and apply to painted shamrock blocks using Outdoor Mod Podge. Be sure to coat over the paper to protect the paper from light moisture. While Mod Podge is still wet, embed an acrylic, flower-shaped crystal into the center of the shamrock.
TIP: An easy way to create shamrock shapes is to cut out three heart shapes and join them at the pointed end of the hearts.
- Glue a painted wood dowel onto the back of your shamrock.
- Tie a black & white gingham ribbon to the dowel, directly beneath the shamrock.
Please note, these are delicate and care should be taken to protect them from the elements. Outdoor Mod Podge is protecting them, but there are also ribbons and acrylic crystals that can be compromised by the weather.
February 27, 2012
Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? Hopefully you had a good one. It’s a new week, and can you believe that the month of February is almost over? March will arrive this week, which means St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Are you still looking for some craft projects to make to celebrate this holiday? Well we can help. Here is a great project to try, this Lucky Plaque. This project was designed by, Laura Bray. It is a beginner level craft project, that will take up to an hour to complete. See below the supplies you will need, and instructions on how to create this plaque. Enjoy!
FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2796 Hologram, FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2857 Royal Blue, FolkArt Paint-429 Winter White, FolkArt Paint-526 Soft Apple, FolkArt Paint-484 Brilliant Ultramarine
Wood plaque (5” X 20”), Wood shamrock (4” x 4”), Wood letters spelling out “LUCKY” (4” tall), Craft glue, Green and white polka dot ribbon
- Paint wood letters in FolkArt-Brilliant Ultramarine. Allow paint to dry.
- Once paint is dry, apply two coats of Extreme Glitter-Royal Blue to the letters. Allow to dry between coats.
- Using FolkArt paint in Winter White and Soft Apple, paint the wood plaque.
- Once paint is dry, apply two coats of Extreme Glitter-Hologram to the plaque.
- Paint the shamrock shape. Paint stripes on the shamrock using FolkArt Brilliant Ultramarine, Soft Apple, and Winter White. Allow to dry, then apply two coats of Extreme Glitter-Hologram over the shamrock.
- Glue letters onto plaque, spelling out the word, “Lucky”. Make sure you leave room to attach the shamrock later.
- Glue shamrock to the top right corner of the plaque.
- Attach green & white ribbon to the plaque. Tie bows where attached. Hang and enjoy your unique St. Patrick’s Day décor!
February 22, 2012
Want to get your little girls involved and in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit? Well create this St. Patrick’s Day Ruffled Shirt. This shirt was created by Brook from, Being Brook. We first found this adorable project over on one of craft friend’s blog, Infarrantly Creative. Some of the supplies Brook used to make this included, t-shirt fabric, freezer paper, and Martha Stewart craft paints. This is a great shirt for your little one to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Pair this long top with some jazzy leggings, and you will have one cute outfit.